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Through Social Studies education and Professional Development, we strive to enrich and inspire beyond traditional learning. Our unwavering commitment to you is rooted in professional excellence, captivating students, empowering teachers, and strengthening communities nationwide.

State History

100% aligned, expertly written and reviewed, award-winning state history. Each program is developed using your state's unique social studies standards. We work closely with groups and individuals from each state with diverse backgrounds and expertise to write, review, and collaborate with to ensure our resources are as accurate and authentic as possible.

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"My kids are so excited about Nebraska History that they didn't want to STOP working the other day! That rarely happens!"

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World History

Discover the world's captivating history through our user-friendly world history and geography textbooks. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated with maps, charts, and captivating visuals, the Beyond Borders series of textbooks offers an immersive and engaging learning experience for all students.

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US History

Aligned with state social studies learning standards, our US History programs present a comprehensive study of the United States. The narrative and curriculum weave geography, civics, economics, culture, and history together to guide students through the interconnected events and circumstances that formed the United States.

Diversity Studies

Our diversity studies programs present a multifaceted educational experience tailored to today's learners. Accurate, authentic, and engaging, these resources will give educators the tools they need to guide their students to think critically, analyze multiple narratives and perspectives, and delve into the events and contributions of historically marginalized communities.

Diversity Studies


Enrich your classroom experience with interactive annotations, embedded content links, collaborative tools, and more. An all-in-one digital platform offering seamless access to Gibbs Smith Education programs and advanced study features. GSEonline offers access to your programs including student and teacher-facing materials.

Professional Development

GSE’s Pathways to Excellence professional development program is designed to empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to build and sustain strong school cultures and communities that foster academic achievement, character development, and community stewardship.

Professional Development

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